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New Diagnostic Guidelines for FIP

Feline infectious peritionitis (FIP) is a common and often fatal disease in cats under 2 years of age. Caused by mutation of feline coronavirus...

Holiday Household Hazards

We all want our cats to live the happies and healthiest lives possible. Part of this means we need to be aware of household...

FDA Warning About 5-FU

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received reports of dogs and cats having serious reactions after being accidentally exposed to the topical...

Managing Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Cats

Q: I am writing to you about my 6-year-old cat Ellie, who was presumptively diagnosed with IBD about 6 months ago after an ultrasound...

Skin Folds in Obese Cats

As well as wreaking havoc on the inside of your cat’s body, excess weight can cause problems on the outside of your cat. Feline...

Is Genetic Testing Worth It?

The internet is abuzz with people doing breed identification for their mixed breed dogs, something like canine DNA genealogy. While DNA testing for cats...

The Pain of Dental Disease

Periodontal disease is common in small animals, but cats take it a step further, being prone to two unique and painful oral disorders: tooth...

Dealing with Dry Skin

You run your hand over your normally sleek, shiny cat and notice flakes of dry skin. Her coat looks a bit dull, too, and...

Cats Aren’t Into Groups

A recent study looked at three feline hormones and gut microbiomes to see if there was a correlation with which cats got along best...

Mandated Spay/Neuter Act Started in Louisiana

The Shreveport, La., City Council voted to require all pet dogs and cats in the city to be spayed or neutered, according to SmartBrief....

Must I Neuter or Spay My Cat?

Most pet cats are spayed or neutered. Dealing with pungent male urine sprayed to mark territory or the histrionics of a female cat in...

Staggering Disease in European Cats

A disease that has plagued cats in Europe for almost 50 years is finally getting some clarification. “Staggering disease” shows up with neurologic signs...